10/12/2010 12:47 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Semi Precious Weapons Discuss Gaga, Dirty Showbiz, and Madonna in NYC

You'd think after touring for the better part of this year, and committed for the majority of the next, that rockers Semi Precious Weapons would use their time off the monster Lady Gaga Monster Ball Tour to chillax. Far from it. While on hiatus from the uber successful Lady G. tour, the NYC rockers launched a 13-city headlining "Dirty Showbiz" Tour. On Oct. 8, the band (frontman Justin Tranter, bassist Cole Whittle, drummer Dan Crean and guitarist Stevy Pyne) returned to their native New York (MF) City, and rocked Irving Plaza. The gig was the second to last tour date for the band, who will rejoin Gaga and her Little Monsters overseas later this week.

Moments before they took the stage, I interviewed the entire band (well, at least at first) on their amazing year, Lady Gaga, and another New York icon -- Madonna. The interview unfolds below... As they might say: enjoy it, bitches.

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